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" Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly lost: if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth; if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage.... "
The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 12
by Great Britain - 1804
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1806
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...produced combinations of donfused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth: if their conceitswere far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth: if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...combinations of ' confused magnificence, that not only could not be fs~>.' credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at least necessary to read and think....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1821
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise some, times struck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

1822
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities,...unexpected truth; if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least necessary to read and think....
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